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Climate proposals terrify Polish unionists

Wednesday - Polish trade unionists see EU and international climate action as terrifying and a threat to their way of life.

Car industry demand for copper could skyrocket

Wednesday - New research has found there could be a rise in the demand for copper to improve efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of the automotive industry.

MOVING OUT: America's era of climate mass migration is here

Wednesday - By the end of this century, sea-level rises alone could displace 13 million Americans. Many states will have to grapple with hordes of residents seeking dry ground.

What's causing Antarctica's ocean to warm up?

Wednesday - The Southern Ocean around Antarctica is warming at an alarming rate - twice that of the rest of the world's oceans.

World waste could grow 70% as cities boom

Wednesday - Global waste could grow by 70 per cent by 2050 as urbanisation and populations rise, the World Bank says.

Rubbish is powering Sweden’s electricity and buses

Wednesday - At a power plant in Sweden, a municipal government company is burning rubbish to turn waste into energy.

OPEC EXPECTS MASSIVE RISE IN OIL PRODUCTION

Tuesday - World oil production will soar to new records over the next five years as a dramatic expansion in demand from airlines offsets the arrival of electric cars, says a report from Opec.


WHY US STANDS TO LOSE THE MOST

Tuesday - The United States stands to lose a lot more from climate change than it realises.

WE'RE BEING HELD HOSTAGE, SAYS FLANNERY

Tuesday - Five years since the Abbott government scrapped the Climate Commission, the environmentalist Tim Flannery says Australia's energy policy remains hostage to lobbyists, political self-interest and “mad...

EXPECT THREE METRES OF SEA-LEVEL RISE, CITIES HEAR

Tuesday - California coastal cities should be prepared for the possibility that oceans will rise more than three metres by 2100, the state Coastal Commission warns.

CLIMATE CHANGE WAS NEWS EVEN IN THE DAYS OF OLD

Tuesday - Back in the 19th century, when tractors were still pulled by horses and the word “computer” meant a person hired to carry out tedious calculations, climate science made frontpage news.

Environment chief faces flak over frequent flying

Monday - The globe-trotting travels of UN environment chief Erik Solheim have been sharply criticised in a draft internal audit as “contrary to the ethos of carbon emission reduction”.

Building walls on seafloor might help, say scientists

Monday - Building walls on the seafloor might become the next frontier of climate science, as engineers seek novel ways to hold back the sea level rises predicted to result from global warming.

Amazon floods have increased fivefold

Monday - New data suggest that flooding in the Amazon River has dramatically increased by as much as five times in both intensity and frequency in the last 100 years.

Sun-powered golden sandwich gives solar panels more bite

Monday - Japanese scientists have developed a sun-powered golden sandwich: an experimental solar panel that they claim could be up to 11 times more effective than most equipment on the market.

Satellite will precisely track how ice is melting

Monday - The world will soon have a much clearer picture of how quickly humans are melting Earth’s ice and expanding the seas, with data collected by a sophisticated satellite launched by Nasa.

Switzerland's 'eternal' snow is melting faster

Monday - Parts of Europe’s alpine mountain chain are undergoing accelerating melting, as the “eternal” Swiss snow thaws ever faster, threatening both the skiing industry and the nation’s water supply.

Investors voice concern at lack of risk disclosure

Friday - Investors are calling on Australian businesses to lift their game in the wake of a report showing they are failing to disclosure their carbon exposure to the market.

Exxon, Chevron join oil and gas climate alliance

Friday - ExxonMobil, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum have joined a global group of oil giants aiming to limit their climate impact.


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